merkel

While most of the recent market attention has been on the political situation in Italy, the political environment in Germany has been bubbling over. The historic alliance between the German CDU party (of Chancellor Merkel) and the Bavarian CSU party has become strained to the point of breaking over diverging views on migration policy. CSU Break...

2018-06-20 James Harte Read more
German exports posts the biggest decline

Exports from Germany fell sharply in February marking the biggest monthly decline since 2015 as the trade surplus narrowed. Official data released on Monday showed that growth in Europe's largest economy might have slowed towards the end of the first quarter. On a seasonally adjusted basis, German exports fell 3.2% on a month over month basis...

2018-04-19 John Benjamin Read more
Merkel

German coalition continues talks following the walk out by the Free Democratic Party. Going forward, Merkel can continue to try and form a coalition with the left-of-centre Social Democrats. Alternatively she can lead the nation via a minority government with the help of the Free Democrats (liberal) or the Greens (leftwing), both of which are...

2018-01-25 Ashraf Laidi Read more
German Political Uncertainty

Coalition Talks Break Down On Sunday evening, the first attempt to form a “Jamaica coalition” in Germany failed. The CDU-CSU, FDP and Greens were unable to come to an agreement, ending with the FDP walking away from negotiations on the grounds that the compromises needed to secure a coalition would jeopardise the party’s electoral line. Give...

2017-12-12 James Harte Read more
Gold bullions

Disturbing news are coming (again!) from North Korea, and that brings back the fears of the nuclear war. North Korea launched another ballistic rocket, which flew over Japan’s airspace and fell in the ocean. Such act by North Korea has led the US, Japan, and South Korea to call for an emergency meeting of the US security council and the safe ha...

2017-08-29 Nour Eldeen Al-Hammoury Read more
Merkel_German elections_1505

The global news stations were busy over the weekend covering the biggest cyber-attack in the history, which affected more than 200,000 businesses across Asia, Europe, and the US, raised many questions and red flags about the exchanges securities. Such incident might not be over yet according to many reports, and such thing would be an opportuni...

2017-07-26 Nour Eldeen Al-Hammoury Read more